After Spurs triumphed in Saturday’s Vodacom Challenge final, manager Harry Redknapp was quick to give Luka Modric plenty of praise for his attitude and his captaincy over the last two games.
After missing the first match of the tournament with an ankle knock, Luka returned in the week and Harry was quick to give him the armband in the two games against Orlando Pirates.
“His attitude has been first class. He has got on with it,” Redknapp said.
“There would be players when they have wanted to move that really wouldn’t have wanted to be playing today and not giving 100 per cent.
“But he only knows one way to play. He is a fantastic boy and a great professional.
“He worked hard today and his attitude couldn’t be better.”
The Spurs captaincy is an area for some debate with Michael Dawson taking over from club captain and regular injury victim Ledley King but is Luka a credible candidate for the captain’s armband this season or is this a case of the club making a statement?